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In Memoriam: Northbrook’s Jack Coombe remembered as ‘a true showman’

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter News, Village, Community, Obituaries

Honored in 2012 as “Northbrook’s Number One Citizen,” Jack Coombe was a child vaudevillian, war hero, celebrated comedy writer, prolific author and the co-host of Northbrook Community Television’s “Talk Around Town” for 20 years.

Jack died...

In Memoriam: GBN graduate Nancy Hughes remembered for philanthropic efforts

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter News, Obituaries

Theirs was a love that would last a lifetime.

Nancy Ludwig, the popular, pretty blonde senior at Glenbrook North High School, loved music. So did classmate John Hughes, who would later create the iconic coming-of-age...

In Memoriam: Former Village President Friedman remembered as ‘rock of Northbrook community’

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter News, Village, Community, Obituaries

In 1950, Elaine Friedman asked her husband Jerry to drive her up to Highland Park to attend a wedding shower. 

Having always wanted to live in a small town, and looking to kill some time, he decided to check out the...